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Resty Lane Vital

What is Restylane Skin Booster

Restylane SkinboostersTM is a filler treatment which improves skin hydration, firmness and luminosity, through micro-injections of a very soft hyaluronic acid filler into the skin (Restylane Vital or Vital Light).

How Does It Work?

Fillers typically work by filling up volume deficiencies and lifting the skin. For example, the harder fillers in the Restylane family such as SubQ are great for sculpting the chin. Skinboosters, on the other hand, are extremely soft. Instead of exerting mechanical effects, they work via its biochemical properties.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule in our skin. It gives our skin the plumpness and hydration associated with youthful, healthy skin. However, over time, our skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, and it becomes drier, rougher and less elastic.

Restylane Skinboosters reverse the skin aging process by reintroducing hyaluronic acid into the skin. Once injected, the water-loving hyaluronic acid molecules start to absorb water up to 200 times its weight and swell, bringing about profound hydration to the skin from inside out. With dramatically improved hydration, the skin looks plumper, brighter, and more youthful.

At the same time, the Restylane Vital start to stimulate collagen production once injected, giving long term, anti-aging effects.

What are the benefits?

Restylane Skinboosters are excellent for improving skin texture and tone. Unknown to most, Skinboosters also improve acne scars by plumping them up. The benefits of the treatment include:

Smoother skin
Improvement in fine lines and wrinkles
Firmer skin
Brighter, more luminous skin
Better skin hydration
Improvement in acne scars

Which Areas can Be Treated?

Restylane Skinboosters is most often performed on the face and neck, but other areas on the body such as the décolletage can also be treated. In particular, the treatment works extremely well to rejuvenate the hands.

What are the Different Ways of Administering the Treatment?

Restylane Skinboosters are introduced into the skin via microinjections. This can be done with a small needle, or with an injector gun (popularly called the 水光枪). The injector gun sucks the skin before 5 micro-needles deliver the product into skin, and promises to give a more comfortable treatment experience.

Personally, I prefer to use the traditional injection method – using my bare hands, as it allows me to have more control over clinical outcome. Everyone’s skin needs are different, and I personally feel that no machine can replace the clinical acumen of a seasoned pair of hands – but this is really a matter of the doctor’s choice.

The injector gun makes the job easier for the doctor, but the suction can cause bruising. Furthermore, the injector gun often wastes a significant amount of filler – with the gun, I find that at least 20% of filler is not delivered into the skin, and my patients do not get the best results.

What is the Treatment Regime? How Long Does it Last?

Restylane Skinboosters is best done monthly for 3 treatments. The initial intense regime is to ensure that the skin is saturated with hyaluronic acid, and that the treatment kickstarts collagen production process to reverse skin aging.

Subsequent treatments are done every 6 months. The treatment lasts about 6 months.

Who Is Suitable for The Treatment?

Anyone can benefit from the treatment, but in particular, people with dry, aged or dull skin, with large pores, will see the most results. People who have depressed acne scars will also benefit greatly.